For Immediate Release Monday, June 22, 2009
RED SOX SIGN 11 DRAFT SELECTIONS
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox announced today that the club has signed 11 players selected in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, including right-handed pitcher Alex Wilson (2nd round), outfielder Seth Schwindenhammer (5th round) and right-hander Jeremiah Bayer (30th round), a native of Greenfield, MA. Additionally, Boston has signed three non-drafted free agents. Red Sox Director of Amateur Scouting Jason McLeod made the announcement.
Wilson, the 77th overall selection out of Texas A&M University, went 6-6 with a 4.22 ERA (42 ER/89.2 IP) and two saves in 24 appearances, including eight starts in 2009. The 6-1, 205-pound junior limited opponents to a .237 average (80-for-337) and fanned a team-high 120 batters compared to just 25 walks, earning an All-Big 12 honorable mention.
Taken in the fifth round out of Limestone Community High School (IL), Schwindenhammer combined for 28 home runs and 98 RBI over his junior and senior years.
Bayer earned 2009 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division III Pitcher of the Year and D3Baseball.com National Pitcher of the Year honors after going 12-1 with a 0.85 ERA (9 ER/95.1 IP), 94 strikeouts and 24 walks over 14 outings (11 starts) as a senior at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
The club has also signed three non-drafted free agents: shortstop Drew Dominguez out of Wesleyan University (CT), catcher Sean Killeen from Trinity College (CT) and right-handed pitcher Chez Angeloni out of Johns Hopkins University (MD).
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